Census Issues Population Estimates: Wyoming Gaining, Michigan Losing

December 28, 2009

In its last population estimate before the 2010 Census next year, the U.S. Census Bureau reports on how many people each state had as of July 1, 2009:

Wyoming showed the largest percentage growth: its population climbed 2.12 percent to 544,270 between July 1, 2008, and July 1, 2009. Utah was next largest, growing 2.10 percent to 2.8 million. Texas ranked third, as its population climbed 1.97 percent to 24.8 million, with Colorado next (1.81 percent to 5 million).

The only three states to lose population over the period were Michigan (-0.33 percent), Maine (-0.11 percent) and Rhode Island (-0.03 percent). The latter two states had small population changes.

The full release is here.

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